Hawaii is absolutely beautiful! I am just falling in love with it more and more everyday. It has been so much fun being able to explore the island a little bit, and just relax at the beach. I am very afraid of the ocean, and my biggest fear is seaweed. So I hardly ever go in the water anymore because I just can't handle it. However, that is not the case here in Maui! The water is so clear you can look down and see your whole body, and everything around you. The water is definitely much warmer than California beaches, so it feels so refreshing. The whole time I was able to just float and relax. For the first time in a very long time I loved the ocean and didn't want to get out! It felt nice to be reminded what that felt like, considering it is very rare back in California.
One day I tried snorkeling but i didn't feel comfortable about having to swim far out, and to really see the fish and other creatures it was all near big rocks, which i didn't like. The beach we went to was called "Napili Bay Beach", also know as the turtle beach. Thankfully we were able to find some turtles in the water, and one of them actually put his head out of the water, and then swam on top a wave! It was really neat. Sadly taking pictures was not an option because of the water. So later after that, there was this lady in the ocean where I was swimming, and she kept calling out "turtle, watch out turtle coming". So I looked to my right and it wasn't there, then I quickly looked to my left, and there the turtle was, swimming underneath my legs! It was the most incredible experience, but also terrifying because I've never been that close to a sea creature before. I was literally three feet away from it. Ahh it was so amazing, and those turtles are absolutely gorgeous! It definitely was the highlight of my day!!
One morning for breakfast we ate at this little restaurant that over looked the ocean! (see photo above). It was so much fun being able to eat there and enjoy the view. The restaurant has been there for over twenty years now, and the building is a circular shape so every sit in the house has a beautiful view of the water. The restaurant is called the Gazebo and it's literally under a gazebo, which makes it feel like your eating outside! The whole experience was so neat and I loved every minute of it. :)